Baramulla , March 02 : Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Shri Parshottam Rupala on Thursday visited Baramulla and reviewed the implementation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes.
At the outset Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar gave a detailed presentation and briefed about the profile of the district.
The Union Minister was informed that district Baramulla produces 19.50 Cr litres of milk annually which makes the district milk surplus. It was given out that 368 cases were sponsored under Integrated Dairy Development Scheme in the current financial year in which 270 units have been sanctioned thereby generating employment avenues to 286 youth of Baramulla district.
On the occasion , the Union Minister said that norms have been relaxed so that more youth avail the benefits under IDDS and employment avenues are created besides scaling up the livestock production in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
While highlighting the achievements made under Dairying and Sheep Husbandry, it was given out that 20.05 lac kgs of mutton was found to be produced against the target of 20.13 lac kgs in the district.
The meeting was informed that district has scaled up the fish production from 915 tonnes in 2020-21 to 1685 tonnes in 2022-23.
The Union Minister lauded the efforts of district administration for successful implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in the district and said that livestock is the most important sectors in the economy of Jammu and Kashmir with a huge potential of employment generation.
The Union Minister inaugurated three mobile Veterinary Clinic Vans and six Bikes for carrying out Artificial Insemination AI and other treatment of the livestock at the doorsteps of the beneficiaries.
On the occasion, the Union Minister distributed sanction letters among beneficiaries of fisheries, dairy and sheep farming units
Later , the Union Minister held insightful interaction with the District Development Council , Municipal Council and other PRIs of the district.
DDC Chairperson Safina Beigh apprised the Union Minister with the ongoing development in the district and put forward several demands including reconstruction of Trout rearing unit at Bella Boniyar.